Vino Joy News, which reports on everything related to China’s wine market, highlighted the three wines that President Biden tasted during his visit to South Korea Last month, including Chateau Montelena Chardonnay. The wines featured at the dinner celebrated the bond between the two countries.
The writer describes Montelena as one of Napa Valley’s most historical estates in California’s wine history. The write up adds that the Chardonnay “famously trumped over well pedigreed white wines from Burgundy to come out on top in the legendry Judgement of Paris organized by the late wine writer Steven Spurrier in 1976.” Read the full story and the other two wines selected HEREVinoJoy_Montelena June22
Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay 2019
Napa Valley, California
A true icon. The Napa Valley Chardonnay is the wine that put Chateau Montelena and Napa Valley at the forefront of the wine world in 1976, in what is now memorialized as “The Judgment of Paris.” To great disbelief, the Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay was the top-ranking wine against four white Burgundies and five other California Chardonnays. And as they say, the rest is history.
Calistoga, Napa Valley, California
In 1976 Chateau Montelena put California at the forefront of the wine world. That year a who's-who of the French wine establishment gathered in Paris for a blind tasting of French and American wines. When the scores were tallied, the top-ranking white wine was Chateau Montelena's 1973 Chardonnay. Montelena today continues to be a quality benchmark in Napa Valley, producing some of the finest Cabernet and Chardonnay in California.